Scripture Text: Book of Obadiah Preacher: Rev. David Sutherland Date: 17 September 2017
Obadiah prophesied God’s judgement on the Edomites for their attitude and conduct towards Judah when the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem. Even allowing for the fact that Edom, as a vassal state of Babylon, was obliged to enter the side of the conflict opposed to Judah, they had no cause to behave towards their brother-nation with the vindictive relish that they did.
Reflecting on Edom’s despicable treatment of Judah and on the contrasting behaviour of the Jewish priest and the Good Samaritan, the sermon challenges listeners to reflect on their own response to situations of need.